What does Rebekah mean?
Rebekah /re-be-kah/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Rebekah is "to bind". Rebekah is an alternate spelling of Rebecca (Hebrew). Biblical: Rebekah. Compare surname Ribic.
Rebekah▲ has 38 more different forms via Rebecca: Becca, Beck, Becka, Beckah, Becke, Beckee, Becker, Beckey, Becki, Beckie, Becky▼, Beki, Bekka, Bekki, Bekkie, Reba▼, Rebba, Rebbie, Rebeccea, Rebeccka, Rebecha, Rebecky, Rebeha, Rebeque, Ree, Reeba, Reveka, Revekah, Revekka, Rheba, Riva, Rivah, Rivalee, Rivekka, Rivi, Rivka, Rivkah and Rivy.Kreatif forms: Raibekah, Robekah, Rybekah. [more]
How popular is Rebekah?
Rebekah is a very popular first name for females (#525 out of 4276, Top 12%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Rebekah for girls. Rebekah was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #145 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is presently at #500. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent varying forms of Rebekah (#500 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Rebecca (#184 the previous year), Rivka (#935), Rebecka, Becky, Rebeca and Reba. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3916%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1973%, down 49.6%), with the forms Rebeca, Reba and Becky becoming less stylish. Rebekah (#500) is the most chic birth name among these. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Rebekah and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)